Version 0.9.5 of FreeRIDE has been released and is available for download! For details and downloads, go to: http://freeride.rubyforge.org/ 0.9.5 introduces the notion of projects in FreeRIDE (a big thank to Jonathan Maasland for the great work). The project management plugin allows you to: - group files belonging to the same development project - define path for the required libraries for this particular project - define a Ruby runtime environment and command line for this project - the project explorer gives you a tree view of the source directories, the Ruby files in it as well as the classes, modules and methods in each file (see the User help file for more details) Other improvements: - a new plugin that allows to comment/uncomment a block of code at once (use CTRL-K or CTRL-SHIFT-K). Contribution from Martin Leech. - new 'Save All' and 'Close All' entries in the File menu - many usability bug fixed (especially on Windows) Have fun! And, as always, feedback and contributions are welcome. === FreeRIDE Overview === FreeRIDE aims to be a full-featured, first-class IDE on a par with those available for other languages, with all the best-of-breed features that you would expect in a high-end IDE. Some of FreeRIDE's features include: * Multi-file editing * Syntax highlighting * Auto-indenting * Code Folding * Code Templates * Source navigation by module, class, method, etc. * Integrated Ruby Documentation * Integrated debugging * Written in Ruby for easy extension Some planned features include: * Full internationalization * High-end refactoring support * Remote pair programming In its current state, FreeRIDE cannot yet be called a real IDE although it is already being used by many Ruby developers. What is does have is a stable infrastructure with all the working plumbing needed for the hordes of anxious Ruby developers that want to create plugins to extend the functionality of FreeRIDE. The FreeRIDE team will be working on such FreeRIDE plugins that we will individually release to incrementally improve the FreeRIDE system. Periodically we will rollup these added plugins into new releases of FreeRIDE. Even if you have not officially joined the FreeRIDE team you can still create plugins for you own use, share them with others, or send them to us and we will make them available for download from our project wiki. We may even ask for your permission to include them in the FreeRIDE core distribution. ** IMPORTANT NOTE ** Any help you can provide in testing FreeRIDE, qualifying bugs and (why not) fixing them is really what we need most, especially on Windows where FreeRIDE seems to be less robust than on Linux. Curt Hibbs Laurent Julliard Jonathan Maasland
on 2006-01-19 19:03
on 2015-05-23 06:22
As of May 2015, RubyForge has been closed and FreeRIDE is not available from that site. Is there another site that will provide FreeRIDE, or is there a substitute for it? I'm a Visual Basic programmer and would like to learn Ruby.